SuperThrive inventor dies at age 100

Updated Feb 19, 2013

John Ansel Armstrong Thomson, inventor of the vitamins-hormones solution SuperThrive, died on Nov. 28, five days after his 100th birthday.

Thomson developed the SuperThrive formula in 1939. Seventy-two years later, he was still engaged in the daily operations of his company, Vitamin Institute. As the new president, his daughter Patrisha Thomson will continue her father’s legacy of improving horticultural and agricultural crops with the firm’s sole product.

When asked about his primary philosophy of life, Thomson summed it up saying, “My whole idea is to try to leave the world better off for wherever I touch it.”

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